BAND OF ANGELS.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Random House, (1955) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of the best known novels by this writer who was the only person to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and for Poetry, as well as being the first Poet Laureate of the United States. This novel set in the years before and after the Civil War, is the story of Amanda Starr, raised on her father's plantation in Kentucky, who is sent away to school in Ohio. When she returns at age sixteen, upon her father's death, she discovers that her mother was one of the plantation slaves and that she, herself, is subject to seizure and sale, by her bankrupt father's creditors. An account of one woman's struggle to be free, and also a picture of one of the darkest sides of American history. 375 pp. First state dust jacket with 8/55 on the front flap. ISBN: 0-394-46141x.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (staining to the upper corner of the textblock, not affecting the pages, dj is price-clipped, minor edgewear and toning to the interior - but overall a tight and clean copy)